Panipak Wongpattanakit claimed her first Asian Games gold medal following a convincing 21-3 final bout win over Mandinabonu Mannopova of Uzbekistan in the women’s taekowando 49kg competition on Thursday.
The Olympic bronze medalist proved more superior than her 17-year-old rival in every aspect. She also settled score over South Korean Kan Bora 27-8 in the quarter-final. Kan beat her in the Asian Championships earlier this year.
Panipak, 20, won the second gold medal for the Thai taekwondo team after the women’s poomsae team produced a stunning win on Sunday.